The Pandemic-Proof Home: Feature #2 – The Game Room

By |2020-06-30T13:56:36-04:00June 30th, 2020|

In our series introduction, we stated, “Coronavirus [has] made us realize even more how important it is to create a safe home where one can live comfortably despite life’s struggles.”  In our last article, we discussed the importance of a fully functional home office.  (You can read more about that here.)  Today, we’d like to [...]

The Pandemic-Proof Home: Feature #1 – The Home Office

By |2020-06-03T15:07:26-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

In our last article, we stated, “Coronavirus [has] made us realize even more how important it is to create a safe home where one can live comfortably despite life’s struggles.”  In that series introduction, we briefly outlined seven features of a “pandemic-proof home.”  In other words, we introduced seven home features that Elements believes are [...]

The Pandemic-Proof Home

By |2020-06-30T13:57:26-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Please note that this article is designed to provide information only.  Read Elements Full Disclaimer here. Age-in-place and home accessibility have been topics of conversation for years.  Books, blogs, and more have been written about how to create a space where you can continue to live even as you grow older and/or become ill.  In [...]

Spring Cleaning 2020 during Covid-19

By |2020-04-09T13:36:21-04:00April 9th, 2020|

Please note that this article is designed to provide information only.  Read Elements Full Disclaimer here. Warmer temps, sunshine, and pollen in the air means it’s time for Spring cleaning.  This year, with social distancing and stay-at-home directives, we have more time to tackle those cleaning projects that often get overlooked.  Plus, because of Coronavirus, [...]

How to Design A Functional & Stylish Dog Friendly Mudroom

By |2020-03-17T15:41:22-04:00March 19th, 2020|

At Elements, we understand that family comes in many shapes and sizes.  As passionate pet-parents, we realize this means some family members are furry with four legs!  Because of this, we know that it is just as important to create comfortable spaces for our fur babies as it is for our two-legged fam.  Today, we [...]

How to Find the Right Realtor

By |2020-02-20T18:48:05-04:00February 20th, 2020|

We’ve given you tips about how to find the right home builder, house plans designer, and lender.  Of course, all that information is vital to make your dream home a reality.  But what about your current home?  Most likely, you’ll need to sell it in order to make your dream home a reality, as well.  [...]

Home Accessibility, Aging in Place, and Preparing for the Unexpected

By |2020-02-06T17:56:44-04:00February 7th, 2020|

Home accessibility and aging in place are becoming common topics of conversation.  These, along with preparing for the unexpected, are important considerations at Elements.  You see, my father became disabled when he was in his early 40s.  Unfortunately, our home was not wheelchair accessible.  Because of this, I try to be more cognizant about accessibility [...]

The Pros and Cons of Buying Home Products Online

By |2020-01-30T11:34:56-04:00January 30th, 2020|

Often, our clients ask if they can purchase some of their home products, such as light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and even appliances, online.  While the short answer is yes, we encourage our clients to consider the pros and cons of buying home products online. The Pros of Buying Home Products Online Advantage #1:  Selection As [...]

Choosing the Right Paint Colors for Your New Home

By |2020-01-22T16:55:11-04:00January 23rd, 2020|

Choosing the right paint colors for your new home is an important decision.  Not only will these paint colors set the backdrop for your home décor, but different colors evoke varying emotions and energies.  Also, while you want your home to be up-to-date and stylish, you must remember that trends change yearly.  Before you get [...]

Building on Land: Verify all documents.

By |2019-12-10T15:15:13-04:00December 26th, 2019|

There are benefits to building on land.  Before purchasing any property, however, we advise that you verify all documents. Why verify all documents? Easements, right-of-ways, utility accessibility, and more need to be verified before purchasing any land.  Yes, surveys, research, and title work take time.  But they are extremely important to ensure that you purchase [...]